The Pearls of Achievement Award
Chapters earn "pearls" from June 1 through May 31 each year. One "pearl"
is awarded for the attainment of each of the criteria listed up to a
of seven. A chapter will be recognized as a 7 "pearl" chapter if it
meets at least seven of the criteria listed, including the first three
which are required; a 6 "pearl" chapter if it meets any six criteria,
etc. Final determination of a chapter's pearls will be based on
paperwork received and processed at Headquarters by May 31.
Chapters will be recognized annually with a "Pearls of Achievement"
certificate mailed to the chapter president following the end of die
period and the specific "Pearl" designation earned by each
chapter will be
reported in the KAPPAN Directory each fall.
Benefits of the Award
Recognizes deserving chapters
Identifies chapters needing assistance from their S/P/N
membership consultant and/or S/P/N president
Motivates chapters to complete forms on time
Challenges chapters to strive for excellence
Identifies successful chapters for members who are
Encourages participation beyond the chapter level
Promotes pride in membership
International Headquarters will gather and track information from the
membership analysis plus various required reporting forms.
Chapters earn "pearls" from June 1 through May 31, on
the following criteria:
*1. Positive Net Growth reported on the May 31 Net Growth
*2. Member Record Update must be completed as directed
and received at Headquarters no later than May 1.
the original form as sent by Headquarters will earn a pearl.
*3. Timely Reporting
Biannual Chapter Highlights Summary
(H-ll4) due to
Headquarters no later than December 1 and June 1.
H-138 Member Payment Record with
dues and fees
paid to Headquarters and postmarked no later than January 31.
*4. White copy of Membership Action Plan with first
completed submitted to International
Headquarters by October 1
(even year). Yellow copy of
MAP with the last three columns completed and
submitted to International
Headquarters no later
than October 1(odd
5. Chapter Balance (15 or more members with at least 50% of the
members actively engaged/employed in
Retention Rate of 90% or higher (Number of members at chapter end (May
31 of current year) minus any new members divided by the number of
members at the chapter year beginning
(June of last year).
x-y =Number of members at year end (May 31) minus any new members
z Number of members at beginning of year (June 1)
z = Retention Percentage
Chapter represented at International Convention (For the
reporting period June 1,__ - May 31,__).
Observed Alpha Delta Kappa Month and reported
Biannual Chapter Highlights Summary (H-114).
sponsored a new chapter.
Pearls of Achievement---
Give Your Chapter the Recognition It Deserves.